Doug Parker

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Doug Parker
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Doug Parker at 2014
EducationAlbion College, Vanderbilt University
Notable work
Chairman & CEO of American Airlines Group
Spouse(s)Gwen Parker
Children3

William Douglas "Doug" Parker is the current Chairman and CEO of American Airlines, Inc.[1][2]

Career[change | change source]

Parker was born c. 1962.[3] In 1984 he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Albion College.[1] In 1986 he received his MBA from Vanderbilt University.[1] The same year he started with American Airlines in financial management. In 1991 he moved to Northwest Airlines as Vice President and Treasurer.[4] He moved to America West Airlines in 1995 as their Chief financial officer.[5] On September 1, 2001 he became CEO of America West.[5] After the September 11 attacks in New York and Washington DC the airline business was in financial trouble. Parker lobbied Congress for a financial bailout to keep his airline out of bankruptcy.[5] He was given a $380 million USD loan that saved his airline.[5] In 2005 he became president of US Airways Inc., a subsidiary of US Airways Group Inc.[1]

Parker has served on the board of Arizona Public Service. He also serves on the board of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings.[6]

Personal life[change | change source]

Parker's wife Gwen is a former flight attendant. They have three children.[3] In 2007, Doug Parker pleaded guilty to his third DUI and was sentenced to 1 day in jail.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "American Airlines Group Inc, (AAL:NASDAQ GS)". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  2. "A year into its merger with US Airways, American Airlines is flying high". dallasnews.com. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Doug Parker, AKA William Douglas Parker". Soylent Communications. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  4. Thomas Olson (20 July 2013). "US Airways workers: CEO Parker turned his back on sacrifices". Trib Total Media, Inc. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Joshua Freed (15 February 2013). "US Airways CEO Doug Parker, Nears American Airlines Top Spot, Exhibits Gangnam Style (VIDEO)". TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  6. "William Douglas Parker, 53". Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  7. "US Airways CEO serves 24-hour jail sentence for drunk driving - USATODAY.com". usatoday.com. Retrieved 4 February 2016.

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Business positions
Preceded by
Thomas W. Horton
CEO of American Airlines
2013 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent